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Old 06-27-2005, 04:44 AM   #1
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Error in starting XServer in kernel

Recently I downloaded and compiled the Kernel and set it up properly in "grub.conf" as I am using the GRUB for booting.

After I start booting it gives no error and i can see familiar
loding XXXXX [OK]

and then when it switches to Graphics mode (i.e. XServer) it just hangs showing only the cross (X) cursor in black background . Instead of loading the GUI Login screen.

I had setup all necessery files (such as, vmlinuz. ,initrd- etc).

No error is presented in bootup screen, only problem is in loading XServer.
Old 06-27-2005, 07:39 AM   #2
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Looks like the kernel works and the Xserver is working... sorta.. You will need to boot into runlevel 3 and fix it from there. After you login try starting X with the startx command and specify the windows manager as well and see if it will bring it up. If you get the same thing hit ctrl-alt-backspace and look to see what it was doing last that made it hang. If it does bring it up you may just have a incorrect setting in kdm or gdm or whatever you using for the login manager.

You specify the window manager like:

startx /usr/X11R6/bin/startfluxbox

or whatever one you like to run.


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